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Sutras are a type of ancient and medieval Indian literature that form the basis of many foundational religious texts in various Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain traditions. In Hinduism, sutras are a distinct genre of collections of short aphorism-like statements that were collected around various philosophical subjects, rites, and rituals. Buddhist sutras (or suttas) are more cohesive canonical scriptures, considered by many to be the original oral teachings of Buddha or other later authors.

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The Eight Limbs of Yogic Meditation—Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

All forms of Yogic Meditation practiced today are based on the Yoga Sutras—a Sanskrit scripture by the ancient Indian sage, Patanjali. This famous text prescribes a sequence of eight specific practices, ending with samadhi, to reach the ultimate goal of spiritual life.

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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

"The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are in themselves exceedingly brief, less than ten pages of large type in the original. Yet they contain the essence of practical wisdom, set forth in admirable order and detail. ... "Patanjali has in mind the spiritual man, to be born from the psychical.

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Sutra – More Than a Thread

Sadhguru explains the significance of sutras in the Yogic culture and reveals the science behind the “sacred thread”.

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Sacred Sundays with Lorin Roche & Camille Maurine: The Radiance Sutras

Sacred Sundays is a monthly consciousness-raising salon featuring some of today's leaders in self-help, healing, meditation, and modern spirituality. The event is hosted by mindfulness meditation teacher and Author Ora Nadrich.

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Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

BKS Iyengar’s translation and commentary on these ancient yoga sutras has been described as the “bible” of yoga. This new edition of the classic text contains a new introduction by BKS Iyengar, as well as a foreword by Godfrey Devereux, author of Dynamic Yoga.

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The Most Important Thing: Teaching and Living the Yoga Sutras

I teach the most important thing. We are a part of something. This something exists in the eternal now. Yoga is how we connect to the now and what happens next. That is all.

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Yoga, Power & Spirit: Patanjali the Shaman

Derived from an ancient oral tradition, when the Divine feminine was worshiped, the Yoga Sutras were once taught by priests and scholars from a masculine tradition that obscured their deep wisdom.

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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: “The Book of the Spiritual Man”

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is one of the most important texts of Yoga. This is an early 20th century translation and interpretation made by the author accessible for any non-specialized reader.

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The Path of the Yoga Sutras: A Practical Guide to the Core of Yoga

One of the great gifts of the yogic path is that it returns us to a life of simplicity, even as we go about our lives in a world of growing complexity. Through practice, we ultimately find the freedom to be who we really are, and allow others do the same.

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Yoga—Discipline of Freedom: The Yoga Sutra Attributed to Patanjali

Dating from about the third century A.D., the Yoga Sutra distills the essence of the physical and spiritual discipline of yoga into fewer than two hundred brief aphorisms.

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